Yes, you read that title correctly! It is possible to get a taste of Bali while in the Big Durian, these three eateries will definitely make you forget about the macet, hustle and bustle and other capital problems:
If you’re already making it a day at the beach at Ancol in North Jakarta, pop into Segarra to catch the sunset and a tasty meal. Insider tip: take your meal on the sand and opt for one of the cozy shady lounger for a more romantic feel.
Segarra, Jl. Lodan Timur No 7, Pantai Carnaval, Ancol, North Jakarta, p. 62 21 64710101. Hours: Mon-Thurs 12pm-12am, Fri-Sat 12pm-2am, Sun 12pm-12am.
What’s a beachfront restaurant without fresh seafood? At Bandar Djakarta you have your pick of fresh fish, crabs, and shrimp. There is a ton of variety here, probably some of the best in the city. Bandar Djakarta might be a chain but if you find yourself on the north side of town, the one in Pluit and Ancol have a view.
Bandar Djakarta, Jalan Pantai Sanur V, Taman Imipian Jaya Ancol, Pintu Masuk Timur, Ancol, North Jakarta, p. 62-21/645-5472.
Seafood City by Bandar Djakarta, Bay Walk Mall, Lantai Ground, Jl. Pluit Karang Ayu, Pluit, North Jakarta, p. 021 66676060. Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-10pm, Sat-Sun 8am-11:30pm.
Jet Ski Café
You can’t actually ride jet skis at this Pluit café, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying its spacious dining areas, including a generous patio, where you can catch some great sea breezes. Jet Ski Café serves Western food but we mainly enjoy it for the atmosphere and the quaint park next to it, it’s the perfect place for a cool-ish evening stroll.
Jet Ski Café, Pantai Mutiara, Blok R No. 57, Pluit, North Jakarta, p. 62-21/668-3318. Hours: Mon-Fri 4pm-12am, Sat 8am-12:30am, Sun 8am-12am.
This article was in collaboration with Qraved, the restaurant guide and reservation portal.